The Dayton Region has one of the nation’s largest and oldest on-going, community-wide programs to take civic leaders to Washington, D.C. The annual tradition began with the inaugural trip to D.C. in 1984 under the leadership of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. Over the next three decades, the Fly-In has become a vital part of helping the federal government understand the needs of our local community.
Fly-In is more than just a show of support for the community’s interests. The annual trip offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about Washington, the federal government, interact with government officials, speak with one voice in support of our federal installations, promote economic development, and help improve the quality of life for those living and doing business in the Dayton Region.
The annual Capitol Hill reception is a chance to mingle with members of the delegation and their staffs, as well as other government officials and business leaders with an interest in Ohio. Each year, our sessions include presentations from the House and Senate Congressional delegation representing the Dayton Region.
*** PLEASE NOTE: The DDC is planning an in-person event in Washington, D.C. for 2021. A safe and healthy environment will be a top priority for all attendees. While standard of care for large gatherings is evolving, the DDC will follow applicable mandates from the District of Columbia and the Transportation Security Administration. At this time, Washington, D.C. is requiring everyone to wear a mask in indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status.***